Blogging from A to Z – Extra Day! Event Horizon

April 8, 2018 Blog 2

Blogging from A to Z – Extra Day! Event HorizonEvent Horizon on 15 August 1997 (USA)
Length: 1 hour 36 minutes
Genres: Horror, Psychological
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A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson ... (as Paul Anderson)

Writing Credits (WGA)
Philip Eisner ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
Laurence Fishburne ... Captain Miller
Sam Neill ... Dr. William Weir
Kathleen Quinlan ... Peters, Med Tech
Joely Richardson ... Lt. Starck
Richard T. Jones ... Cooper
Jack Noseworthy ... Justin
Jason Isaacs ... D.J.
Sean Pertwee ... Smith
Peter Marinker ... Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant ... Claire
Barclay Wright ... Denny Peters
Noah Huntley ... Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek ... Rescue 1 Technician

Reading Challenges: A to Z, Book Blog Discussion

Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

       Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet.  When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.

More info can be found at Blogging from A to Z and the full list of bloggers is here!

 

  • “A” post   —  April 1, 2018 (No fooling! 😁 )
  •  After Challenge Survey  —  May 3, 2018
  • Reflections  —  May 7, 2018

My A to Z Challenge: Event Horizon

For the A to Z Challenge, Sundays are not counted as a day that goes for the challenge. But, I realized early on in creating my list, that I did not have enough days for all the horror movies that have stuck with me! So, for this month, I’m also blogging on Sundays and using them to share my favorites of my all time favorites.

Today, that movie is going to be Event Horizon.

Event Horizon has been a movie similar to the Exorcist in stick with you value. Since the first time I watched this, I have been completely freaked out. This particular movie is a psychological twist from beginning to end. The plot itself is scary straight away. There is no hiding the fact that all hell is going to break loose (hahahh I made a pun).

As is quite obvious in the trailer above, going into this ship was a mistake. MISTAKE. What makes it even scarier is that they need to find out if any of the crew from the ship are still alive. It becomes quickly apparent that no, they are not alive. That’s about the time I would have been saying, OK, time to go!

But, of course this is a millions of dollar ship and they can’t just let her go. They need to figure out what happened. So, they start watching the tapes of the crew.

Ok, this is a movie where I literally yell at the screen every time someone does something stupid. It’s often enough that I’m surprised my voice doesn’t get hoarse. That said, though, I get it. They need answers, blah blah blah. It’s still frustrating.

As they crawl through the spaces in the ship, being in and around the ship, starts to get to each of the crew. It’s creepy. It’s creepy even without all the scare factors that are happening. What’s worse is the fact that each member has done something that they regret in their past, and it’s like the ship is throwing those regrets back into their faces.

I have had nightmares about this movie. Multiple nightmares. I’ll probably have a nightmare tonight because I’m thinking about this! Still, this is one of those movies that is so good, I do not hesitate to watch it again! And again, and again.

The fact that they’re alone in space, which is always scary as hell, makes this crazy horrific. But it’s also the fact that the way they filmed this, creates tension and suspense in the viewer that just continues to escalate. Reminiscent of the Alien movies. It’s filmed in a way that not even the viewer can tell exactly what is going on, even though we can expect.

The actors are also amazing, which is not always true in horror films. It’s amazing to think we have such actors as Sam Neill who has played both Dr. William Weir in this, and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Although he was a bit of a villain in that! He’s been in such great films, and most of the actors have! Which is the point, the actors help to make the film devastatingly horrific. It sticks with you!

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2 Responses to “Blogging from A to Z – Extra Day! Event Horizon”

  1. chucklesthescot

    I’m sure I saw this film as the plot seems familiar but if I did I can’t remember anything about it! I don’t read much SF but I like watching SF films!

    • Christina

      You might like this! It’s not so much of a Sci Fi element, except for the obvious fact that they’re out by Jupiter (I think), when the ship is found. It’s amazing. I wouldn’t recommend viewing at night if you get nightmares. It still freaks me out!

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